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Happy Birthday to Your Cell Phone

How many of you have a cell phone? I would probably imagine that some of you are even reading this on a cell phone. Well if you enjoy your cell phone (and most of us do), then today is a day to celebrate it!

It was 40 years ago today that the first call on a cell phone was made! Marty Cooper, who was an engineer with Motorola at the time, made the first call

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Youtube
Youtube
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Rutgers Basketball Head Coach Fired For Inappropriate Behavior Toward Players [VIDEO]

Wednesday morning Mike Rice was relieved of his duties as the Head Men's Basketball Coach at Rutgers. Video tapes from practices of the team surfaced Tuesday and spread like wildfire. These videos showed Rice berating players with physical and verbal abuse.

When I first saw the video, I was livid. Not only as a mother, but also as a sports fan.

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Photo by Jordan Winders
Photo by Jordan Winders
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Pre-flight Electronics Use May Be Up In The Air

Everyone who has flown knows the drill. Once you get on the plane you stow your bag, fasten your seat belt, and make sure to turn off any electronic devices. Well, one of those things could change by the beginning of next year

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Photodisc/Thinkstock
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New York City Soda Ban Halted By Judge [VIDEO]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's hope to ban oversized sugary drinks has been hit with a road block. New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling made the ruling one day before the ban was set to go into effect, i.e. Tuesday.

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Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images
Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images
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Pizza Hut to Hold Quick Interviews at SXSW

Yesterday I posted a blog about the South by Southwest festival. Well while doing some catching up on the events of the festival last night I can across something I thought was really cool.

Aside from the musical performances, film premieres, tech shows, and forums, this year a company will be holding a job interview at the festival. While normally this would cause too many people to raise an eyebrow (unless you were headed to Austin today) but the reason it sparked my interest was the style of interview that this company will be holding.

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Jac "Working" At The Farm Show
Jac "Working" At The Farm Show
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The National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull Are Back

It's that time of year again for the 48th National Farm Machinery Show and 45th Championship Tractor Pull in Louisville! The event begins Wednesday, February 13th and runs through Saturday, February 16th. The nation’s largest indoor farm show returns to the Kentucky Exposition Center, which welcomed over 305,000 attendees last year. This year, over 800 agriculture displays are expected.  

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No More Saturday Mail
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US Postal Service Plans to Eliminate Saturday Mail

According to reports, the U.S. Postal Service plans to eliminate Saturday mail delivery in a brash attempt to trim nearly $2 billion of spending from the agency’s increasingly unstable budget.

Sources say that the agency is scheduled to make a formal announcement sometime on Wednesday and is expected to cease all Saturday mail

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Alabama Hostage Standoff Ends [VIDEO]

The frightening story of a 65-year-old man shooting a bus driver and kidnapping a 5-year-old boy began to unfold last Tuesday in rural Alabama and has now come to an end.

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Caleb Moore (X Games)
Caleb Moore (X Games)
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X-Games Athlete Dies After Crash

American snowmobile rider, Caleb Moore, passed away Thursday morning from injuries suffered at the Winter X Games in Aspen.

The 25 year-old's accident at the event occured last Thursday.

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Three Have Been Shot at a Texas Community College [VIDEO]

There's been another shooting and this time at a community college in Houston, Texas.

It's incredibly disturbing that these types of things come in waves, but they do. Here's the most recent news rep

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Image from YouTube
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Kelly Clarkson Sings “My Country, Tis of Thee” at President Obama’s Inauguration [Video]

Chills.  Tears.  And now I have to put this into words?  What??  Okay, let's make this easy.  WATCH THIS!!!  There were some awesome performances today at President Barack Obama's inauguration, but Kelly Clarkson's performance of "My Country, Tis of Thee" was a monstrous homerun.  Check it out!

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President Calls for Assault Rifle Ban as Part of $500 Million Gun Control Program

President Obama called for a tougher assault-weapons ban and a 10-round limit on magazines, as part of a $500 million effort to reduce gun violence.

Obama also called for a ban on the the possession of armor-piercing bullets and for mandatory background checks for nearly all gun sales

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